Waukesha Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
It’s no surprise that the pedestrian always takes the brunt of the hit in a car-pedestrian accident. When a truck or automobile loses control or behaves negligently and strikes an unsuspecting walker, the person on foot will likely suffer very serious or even life-threatening injuries. The driver, however, is at much less risk of being harmed.
Every year, several thousand pedestrians die as the result of being struck by moving vehicles. If you have lost someone you love to one of these devastating incidents, then the Waukesha pedestrian accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to help you recover damages. Call our offices today at 800-242-2874 to speak with an attorney about your situation.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Sometimes, it can be difficult to assign blame in a pedestrian accident. Both drivers and pedestrians alike have certain responsibilities they must uphold when on or crossing the roads. In Wisconsin, pedestrians are expected to follow traffic signals (and yield to traffic accordingly) and avoid any sudden movements into the path of a moving vehicle.
Drivers, on the other hand, should yield to pedestrians at all times. They may be held at fault in an accident if the pedestrian was following all traffic laws and crossing the road at a marked or unmarked intersection.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, some of the most common situations in which a pedestrian is struck by a moving vehicle include the following:
- Pedestrian crossing the road at an intersection
- Pedestrian crossing the road mid-block
- Accidents in a parking lot or by a curb
- Pedestrian walking in the road or crossing a highway
- Vehicle backing up (driver does not see pedestrian)
- Pedestrian working or playing in a road
Even if the vehicle is not moving very fast, such as when it is backing up, a pedestrian can still suffer serious injuries if hit. The Waukesha pedestrian accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you fight for the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Call us at 800-242-2874 to learn more about our legal services.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, then the Waukesha pedestrian accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help. To get reliable legal support in your claim for damages, contact us today by calling 800-242-2874.